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WFPS’ 2nd Short Story Competition: Horror-fied!

Hello everyone! Sorry that I was a no-show yesterday. I’m still trying to work out the kinks in my new work schedule. Seems that I didn’t plan out my day well yesterday. But enough with my apologies, let’s get right to work.

Today’s (err, yesterday’s) writing challenge is actually a contest!  Last month we held a contest that was open for anyone. We ironed out some issues and now have this to offer for you:



haunted house

We’ve decided to make two categories based on age groups. The first prompt (for ages 16 and under) is:

Write a scary campfire, ghost flash fiction story.  The story doesn’t have to be set at a campfire (though it can). Remember that most ghost stories don’t have to be graphic. Must be 1000 words or less.


The second prompt (for ages 17 and older) goes as follows:

Monster-hunting: tell us a story of a monster hunter on his first or last hunt. He or she (or they) can be hunting any type of monster. Must be 7500 words or less.

The deadline for entry is October 20th of 2013. Send entries to and include “Horror-fied” in the subject line. Word documents are very much preferred. Also, make sure that you let us know which prompt you are writing for.

Winners will receive a “HORROR WRITING KIT” including a writing buddy plushie of your choice.

If you want a couple hints and tips, the members of WFPS aren’t looking for gory slasher fiction. We appreciate atmospheric tales of horror. Something that will creep us out and linger in the backs of our minds when we go to sleep at night.

Also, we’d like to note that our definition of ghosts are a bit vague. We consider spirits, phantoms, apparitions, and specters but I won’t balk at a poltergeist.

If you have any questions feel free ask in the comments section below or e-mail questions to

Good luck, everyone!

Love, Joy



I'm Jocelyn DeVore - writer, reader, student for life, daughter, friend, artist, nerd, movie lover, avid coffee drinker, obsessive reader, and girl.

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